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Thread: Hello!

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    Just introducing myself. I'm from the Pacific Northwest, and am a university student. I'm somewhat new to the hobby, but am advancing very quickly. I currently own a 72 gallon bowfront aquarium; it's completely cycled and currently has 9 Colombian tetra, 8 corys, and an albino bristlenose pleco. The tank is heavily planted and has several pieces of driftwood, with plenty of hiding places.
    I thoroughly enjoy fish and am looking to expand my current community.

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    Here's a video of my tank!

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    Welcome to the AC...
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    Welcome indeed! Err... sorry but... any chance of a closeup of that plant on the wood and the one in the small flowerpot? I'm worried they're not true aquatics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Welcome indeed! Err... sorry but... any chance of a closeup of that plant on the wood and the one in the small flowerpot? I'm worried they're not true aquatics.
    The plant in the flowerpot is some bamboo species. I originally thought the plant on the wood was an anubias species, but I'm reconsidering, as it is not doing very well. I am going to plant it into another flowerpot, I think. Here is a video, in either case:

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    welcomewave.gif to the AC! Nice tank.
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    I'm getting old and grumpy, I really don't like videos for this.

    Anyway... sorry to say so but what I see around 0:12 makes me wonder if it's not some variety of ficus. The potted plant is a Dracaena braunii or lucky bamboo. That can live partially aquatic for a long time but needs to have leaf above the water. So the second isn't a suitable plant, the first might not be.

    Problem is, some aquatic plants suppliers also sell to the repto crowd. Shops are sometimes to careless or stupid to distinguish between aquarium and terrarium plants. A terrarium plant can live submerged for some time but will eventually go mushy and start to rot which fouls up your water.

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    Welcome to the forum, nice tank.
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